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Mitchell County Genealogy

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Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 15,687. Its county seat is Bakersville[1]. Mitchell County was one of the three dry counties in North Carolina, along with Graham and Yancey, but in March, 2009, after much controversy, the Town of Spruce Pine approved beer, wine, and ABC store sales.

The county was formed in 1861 from parts of Burke County, Caldwell County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County. It was named for Elisha Mitchell, professor of mathematics, chemistry, geology, and mineralogy at the University of North Carolina from 1818 until his death in 1857. Dr. Mitchell was the first scientist to argue that a nearby peak in the Black Mountains was the highest point east of the Mississippi River. He measured the mountain’s height and climbed and explored it. In 1857 he fell to his death on a waterfall on the side of the mountain. The mountain was subsequently named Mount Mitchell in his honor.

Source: Wikipedia.

Mitchell County Genealogy Resources

Mitchell County NCGenweb Site

Mitchell County NCGenWeb Archives

Mitchell County Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Bakersville, NC 28705

Toe Valley Genealogical Society
491 Beaver Creek Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(covers Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties)

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Mitchell County Government

Official Mitchell County site
Mitchell County Government Site

Census

1870 Agricultural Census Transcription

1880 Agricultural Census Transcription

1890 Special Census Transcription

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Red Hill Township

Mitchell County Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Mitchell County, NC

Cemetery Transcriptions

Mitchell County Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Mitchell County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and Towns in Mitchell County:

* Bakersville
* Spruce Pine

News related to Mitchell County, NC

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How struggling readers in Mitchell County, NC were able to dramatically boost their reading proficiency – eSchool News

How struggling readers in Mitchell County, NC were able to dramatically boost their reading proficiency  eSchool News



Third person dies from Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to NC fair, officials say – Raleigh News & Observer

Third person dies from Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to NC fair, officials say  Raleigh News & Observer



Delayed Harvest trout waters now open – Spruce Pine Mitchell News

Delayed Harvest trout waters now open  Spruce Pine Mitchell News



Mountain elderly face food insecurity – North Carolina Health News

Mountain elderly face food insecurity  North Carolina Health News



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Friday’s NC, SC prep football scores, how the Sweet 16 fared, next week’s schedule  Charlotte Observer



BREAKING: Grindstaff makes decision about run for House seat – Spruce Pine Mitchell News

BREAKING: Grindstaff makes decision about run for House seat  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

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